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Tracking Severe Storms Tonight: Here's What to Expect

More rain possible this weekend
Posted at 4:49 PM, May 23, 2024

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most of eastern Nebraska and parts of western Iowa until 4 a.m. Friday morning. Damaging wind and short-lived tornadoes will be possible.

Severe storms are likely overnight. The storms likely get to northeast Nebraska after 11 p.m. to midnight, then move southeast into the Omaha metro around 2 to 3 a.m. Friday. By 3 and 4 a.m., the storms are mainly in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri. Everyone should be storm-free by 5 a.m. Friday.

These storms will have a slightly lower threat for hail and tornadoes, but they will have a higher damaging wind threat. It's possible some of that wind could be as strong as 70 to 80 mph. Before bed, bring in anything outside that could blow away. With more heavy rain, a little flash flooding can't be ruled out, but since the storms will move along pretty quickly, it should not be a widespread problem. If anyone avoids the storms, it will be our most southern counties.

Skies clear Friday morning, then we're mostly sunny, breezy, and cooler for the afternoon. Highs will be in the low 70s, making for a very comfortable end to the workweek.

Saturday will be a partly cloudy day with low 70s and some humidity. Saturday night, another round of rain and storms will move in, followed by more rain overnight. Some of these storms could also be severe, especially south of Omaha.

Some of the rain continues into Sunday morning, but we will get some dry time midday. It will be breezy with highs in the low 70s. By the evening, another round of showers and storms moves into the region, which continues Sunday night.

Most of us will be dry for Memorial Day, but there could still be a few spotty showers around for us to dodge. It will be mostly cloudy with mid 70s.

We warm into the upper 70s Tuesday and Wednesday.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly Cloudy
Severe Storms
Low: 59

FRIDAY
Clearing Skies
Breezy
High: 72

SATURDAY
Partly Cloudy
Rain Late
High: 74

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